Annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk
Labor Day Weekend is chock full of activities!
You can start on Saturday with Arts Dockside, where over 100 exhibitors display their crafts for sale all day in the City Marina parking lot. Saturday evening we have Fireworks Over The Bay at dusk. Arts Dockside continues all day Sunday.
Movies By The Bay
Sunday evening come and enjoy Outdoor Movies By The Bay at the American Legion Park. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, the kids, and come enjoy the movie! Then rise bright and early Monday for the bridge walk!
Intercontinental Indigenous Art Show
Don't miss the Travelling Gallery of the Intercontinental Biennial of Indigenous Art. This is a travelling art show founded by Jorge Cevallos of Lima, Peru, president and founder of the Indigenous School of Arts Foundation based in Ecuador.
Music By The Bay
Enjoy nitely live music in the Red, White and Blue Park
Join us for this once-annual opportunity to walk the Mackinac Bridge
Stay in a St. Ignace hotel Sunday night you will receive:
- Free bus service to the bridge
- Free parking at Little Bear (if required)
- Free trolley rides throughout St. Ignace all day Monday
- Your name will be entered into a draw to win a weekend getaway package for two to enjoy summer 2020
The bridge walk will begin at 7:00 a.m. This year walkers will have the option of beginning your walk from St. Ignace or Mackinaw City. You will walk to mid-span, then turn around and return to either St. Ignace or Mackinaw City, depending on which location you began your walk at. If you reach mid-span before 10:00 a.m. you will be able to walk the entire bridge!
For those who stay in a St. Ignace hotel,free parking and shuttle service to the start line in St. Ignace is available at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. If you walk the entire bridge you will be responsible for finding your own transportation back across the bridge.
Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry and Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry are offering another option for this year's bridge walk. If you are staying in St. Ignace and would like to walk the entire bridge, take one of their ferries from St. Ignace to Mackinaw City, walk the bridge and end up back in St. Ignace where your car is! Visit their websites for more info - Shepler's MI Ferry and Star Line MI Ferry
Location: Mackinac Bridge
Contact: Mackinac Bridge Authority
Here's some bridge trivia for you to share:
Total length of bridge - 26,273 feet
Total weight of bridge - 1,024,500 tons
Height of main towers above water - 552 feet
Height of roadway above water at midspan - 199 feet
Maximum depth of water at midspan - 295 feet